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Roenis Elias hammered in loss vs. Twins Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:25 am ET) Mariners pitcher Roenis Elias struggled in a loss Wednesday, giving up seven runs (six earned) on seven hits and three walks in 3 1/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 8-1 defeat against the Twins.

Elias (7-8) has now lost three straight starts while giving up 16 earned runs in 14 1/3 innings during the poor stretch. He's a candidate to lose his rotation spot coming out of the break if he can't get his production turned around quickly. Elias owns a 4.54 ERA and 96:40 K:BB ratio in 113 innings.


Kyle Gibson tosses six scoreless innings in win Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:24 am ET) Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson earned a win Wednesday, surrendering seven hits and one walk in six scoreless innings while striking out three in his team's 8-1 victory over the Mariners.

Gibson (8-7) was removed after six innings despite throwing just 91 pitches and having an eight-run lead with which to work. He's delivered scoreless outings in five of his last nine starts. Gibson owns a 3.92 ERA and 53:29 K:BB ratio in 101 innings going into the All-Star break.


Santiago Casilla earns fourth save Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:23 am ET) Giants closer Santiago Casilla secured his fourth save Wednesday, striking out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 5-2 win over the A's.

Casilla has given up one walk and no hits in three appearances since taking over the closer role, striking out four during that stretch. He hasn't allowed a run in his last 10 2/3 innings. Casilla owns a 1.05 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 25:10 K:BB ratio in 34 1/3 innings.


Matt Cain gives up two runs in win vs. A's
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(1:20 am ET) Giants pitcher Matt Cain earned a win Wednesday, giving up two earned runs on five hits and two walks in six innings while striking out four in his team's 5-2 victory over the A's.

Cain (2-7) finally picked up a win in his third straight quality start, surrendering just a solo home run in the fourth inning and a run on a single in the sixth. He's battled inconsistency in the first half but appears to be coming around entering the break, giving up just four earned runs in his last three starts. Cain owns a 4.18 ERA and 70:32 K:BB ratio in 90 1/3 innings.


Jason Hammel takes loss in Athletics debut Wednesday
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(1:19 am ET) Athletics pitcher Jason Hammel took the loss in his debut with his new team Wednesday, giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks in five innings and striking out three in his team's 5-2 defeat against the Giants.

Hammel (8-6) seemed to suffer a thumb injury in the fifth inning but remained in to complete the inning after getting checked out by a trainer. He didn't come out for the six after throwing 99 pitches in the first five frames. Hammel owns a 3.01 ERA and 107:26 K:BB ratio in 113 2/3 innings going into the break.


Royals outright Justin Maxwell to Triple-A
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(1:09 am ET) The Royals outrighted outfielder Justin Maxwell to Triple-A Omaha Wednesday,

Maxwell was designated for assignment on June 30 after hitting .150/.222/.175 in 40 at-bats. He returns to a .316/.358/.541 line with five home runs and 18 RBI in 98 at-bats.


Mark Teixeira blasts two home runs Wednesday
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(12:55 am ET) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira blasted two home runs Wednesday against the Indians.

Teixeria's first dinger came in the fourth inning. Teixeira led off the inning against Josh Tomlin, and hit a 77 mph curveball out to right for the solo shot. He struck again the following inning. With one man on, Teixeira hit an 89 mph fastball from Tomlin out to right for the two-run shot. Teixeira finished 2 for 6, with two runs scored and three RBI. 


Jacoby Ellsbury pops game-winning home run in the 14th
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(12:39 am ET) Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury hit a go-ahead home run in the 14th inning Wednesday.

Ellsbury stepped to the plate with the bases empty with Vinnie Pestano on the mound. On the third pitch of the at-bat, Ellsbury took an 80 mph slider out to right for the solo shot. The Yankees managed to hold the lead in the bottom half of the inning, making Ellsbury the hero. He finished 3 for 7, with two runs scored and one RBI. 


Kevin Kiermaier knocks a grand slam Wednesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:35 am ET) Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier blasted a grand slam Wednesday against the Royals.

With the bases loaded in the fourth inning, Kiermaier stepped to the plate against Yordano Ventura. On the fifth pitch of the at-bat, Kiermaier hammered an 88 mph curveball out to right for the grand slam. He also added three singles during the game.

Kiermaier finished 4 for 4, with one run scored and four RBI.


Salvador Perez hits game-winning home run Wednesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:25 am ET) Royals catcher Salvador Perez came through in a big way Wednesday against the Rays.

With his team trailing by two, Perez stepped to the plate with two men on in the top of the ninth inning. On the second pitch of the at-bat, Perez belted a 91 mph fastball out to left for the go-ahead blast. The Royals hung on to win the game, making Perez the hero.

Perez finished 2 for 5, with two runs scored and three RBI. 


 
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